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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maryam Shapland
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Abscesses that were drained a long time ago can leave scar (or fibrous) tissue in the place of the abscess or in the area where it was cut open. This ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You're right: Take him to see a pediatric dentist as soon as you can.. An exposed nerve will not last long and the bacteria getting into the tooth can cause an infe ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Varies: Depends on the size of the incision made to drain the abscess.
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Abscess: This is not uncommon. You will need to be seen and have it drained again.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alysia Townsend
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Bartholin abscess is usually incised and drained at first diagnosis. Recurrence in less than 6 months usually leads to marsupialization procedure. N ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
36 years experience General Surgery
No: The scar by itself is not and should not be painful. If a nerve is stuck in the scar, then it may cause pain.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
In dentistry: It can, if the problem that caused the abscess is not treated. A tooth root abscess could be surgically drained, but unless the tooth undergoes root ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
Usually injections: There are several ways to approach the removal of scar tissue in this area which depends on its location, size and type of scar. Usually injections w ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Any biopsy will heal normally with some scar tissue. This is true in the tongue or anywhere else. Like other scars a tongue scar will slowly improve w ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keloid: There are several treatments for keloids ranging from injections to excision to radiation therapy. Have your scar evaluated by a board certified surge ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Acupuncture : can be used for this purpose. Take care.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar revision + mole: I have not seen impressive results with laser treatment of keloids but perhaps other colleagues have. Furthermore the mole concerns me even more. If t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
No Cream: If you truly have a keloid, there is no cream that will remove it. Keloids must be surgically removed and then aggressively prevented. Options for p ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Patt
34 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Acne Scar Treatment: If you are not having active acne and have residual scars then there are many options for treatment of your acne scars. You should consult a facial p ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
They can: Pustules have much more inflammation than simple cuts, so the chance of scars are worse. That is why you should seek quick treatment of the underlyin ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO , Surgery only : For complications like complete obstruction not resolving by non operative means , bowel erosion into mesh causing fistulas , abscess formation etc ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It may,...: Cellulitis may resolve with treatment and leave no evidence of the infection. Some may cause a slight discoloration of the skin. If associated with ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Probably scar issue: I suspect this is not a recurrent pilonidal cyst.However, i suggest you schedule a follow up with your surgeon.Good luck.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Excision: Scar tissue is rarely removed from sites of organ damage but rather from cutaneous areas where the scar is visible and occasionally painful. At this ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Scar from bartholins: The incision should be inside the vagina so you don't see it.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Several ways: The keloid scar can be treated in several ways. Of course the risk of developing another keloid scar is always present. The physician can inject ster ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Back Again?: Pilonidal cysts can be difficult to treat and heal. I have seen many patients with several recurrences. It can be treated successfully. You may have y ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: So in general sebaceous cysts will not every completely go away unless they are removed. This requires a minor surgery. How minor depends on the size ... Read More

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